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First Friday Election Week & Black Civic Culture in Essex County.

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Merrimack River with islands

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This presentation will explore a Good Old ‘Lection: Election Week and Black Civic Culture in Essex County, Massachusetts (1741-1831).

Black Election Day was a prominent eighteenth and nineteenth century cultural festival that took place in late May during election week throughout Essex County, from Salem to Newburyport. This lecture uncovers the history and legacy of Black Election Day, focusing on African American women and children who, through storytelling, memory making, and joy, created an early Black civic culture.

Our guest lecturer, Kabria Baumgartner, Ph.D., is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States with a particular focus on African American history, women’s and gender history, and the history of education. She is the Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, and Associate Director of Public History at Northeastern University in Boston. She is author of award-winning academic book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America. Read more at https://kabriabaumgartner.com/

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Date:
May 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-friday-with-kabria-baumgartner-tickets-301517576187

Venue

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
Phone:
978-462-8681
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Organizer

Custom House Maritime Museum
Phone:
978-462-8681
Email:
info@thechmm.org
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